Your hunger is an important indicator of what is happening in your body - physically, emotionally and mentally. Sounds strange. Right? Believe it, it is true and here in this article we shall discuss certain things that your hunger is trying to tell you.
When you feel hungry, try to figure out if you are really hungry. Sometimes when you think that you are hungry, you might be thirsty. It is possible that you have been dehydrated for a long time and your body is sending a signal through your hunger. So instead of eating go for water and quench your thirst at the earliest.
If you feel hungry all the time, it could mean that you are depriving yourself of certain foods and hence the body is craving for these all the more. If you are on a strict diet then go for protein rich foods and legumes along with complex carbohydrates like quinoa and brown rice that will take you a long time to digest and will keep you full for a long period of time.
You might get hungry for a certain kind of food only at times. This is because you become emotional about certain things. For example if you are happy and celebrating your anniversary, you might end up craving for the cake that you brought to celebrate the special occasion. This is called emotional eating.
Sometimes your hunger might signify that you need to take a break. When you end up working at a stretch, and you do not realise that your body needs rest, you can end up feeling hungry as it is a way your body is telling you to break free from work.
Sometimes when you are bored or stressed out you might feel hungry. It is the body's way of telling you that you need a change of scene. Go out, take a walk, talk to your dearest friend or simply take some deep breaths. Even after this, if you feel hungry, do eat.